99 Restaurants

Posted on: Sat, 06/25/2005 - 9:51am
Kimari's picture
Joined: 04/14/2004 - 09:00

My family and I just returned from a quick dinner out. (I'm very tired after a day at the beach so please forgive me if this rambles.) We went to the 99 Restaurant (NE chain) in Woburn at "4 corners". The 99's chain has long been on our "safe" list.

After notifiying our server of dd's PA and ordering her a grilled cheese sandwich the manager came over. He let us know in no uncertain terms that the only item on the menu that was safe for her was the macaroni and cheese, becuase it comes pre-packaged and is made by Stouffer's. He said that there were many nut products back in the kitchen and that there is a strong likelyhood of cross-contamination.

After reassuring my husband and I that he would oversee her meal being heated and placed in a bowl, we did let her eat, but we won't be going back. Out of my comfort zone now.

As I stated, we've eaten at the 99's many, many times, but nevertheless, I wanted to put this out there.

Thanks for listening!

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 7:19am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We love 99. we go there frequently.

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2007 - 3:43am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

We go there, too.
I feel very comfortable and their kids menu is pretty extensive.
I didn't know the sandwiches were Hood. Good to know! Thanks! We've gotten the dish of vanilla ice cream with no problems.

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2007 - 11:18pm
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

We went to a different location of the 99 last night. The ice cream sandwich there was not Hood, but Nestle/Carnation. The label checked out and she ate it with no problems.
They also use Edy's ice cream, as stated on their menu. But I wouldn't get her any dessert that they make themselves because they do serve nuts with their desserts.

Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 2:10am
Laifong's picture
Joined: 07/12/2004 - 09:00

We went to the one in Falmouth, Cape Cod a few months ago. The staff was helpful, but the manager did make a comment that disturbed me. He said that the high heat of the grill would remove shellfish traces (or something to that effect). We are dealing with nut and shellfish allergy. I'm glad that others have had good experiences.

Posted on: Sat, 10/27/2007 - 5:44am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Went to 99 in Manchester,NH S. Willow St.location.
PA DD wanted to try Chicken Parm but was not able to have it per chef. It was something to do with breading and going in fryer. We did not press the issue and DD had sirloin as usual. So much for the new menu.

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2008 - 3:38am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I went there yesterday as well! My heart sank! It is such a great place to go. There is something for everyone.... I have emailed them too! I hope everyone here will too.
We go there a lot. They are still pretty allergy aware but Geeze.. if they have 2 menu items I am not sure that is will continue to go there.....
really disappointed

Posted on: Tue, 05/06/2008 - 9:52am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Did you e mail them? I did and got a reply back that said that they were sorry that I was disappointed inthe new menu choices. they will share that information with whoever....
so at least they responded so E mail!!!!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/06/2008 - 11:21am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

Yes, I posted the reply on the Main Discussion Board.

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2008 - 1:17am
Newallergymom's picture
Joined: 03/09/2008 - 15:23

I just saw that in their new promotional pamphelt in the Sunday Paper, and was dissapointed.
I will send an e-mail of concern as well.

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2008 - 3:22am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Isn't that funny! I was going to post that here today! We went there yesterday! I was so surprised that they had that on the menu! I commented to the waitress... ( my son always has a hot dog and FF) she said " where the hot dogs are is on the oposite side of the kitchen. ect ect... they are pretty allergy aware... however I am really disappointed about this. I just emailed them.
Bummer I love that place!


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